State legislative updates

April is bringing great progress on bicycle and pedestrian policy reform in both of our state capitals. Kansas just adopted a 3 foot passing and dead red law, while a Missouri Complete Streets is moving forward. KansasGovernor Sam Brownback is now signed a bill requiring motorists to pass bicyclists with at least 3 feet of […]

Missouri anti-bike legislation defeated!

Yesterday the move to cut bicycling from the state's new transportation funding proposal was resoundingly defeated in the Missouri House of Representatives, thanks to strong support in both parties.  As I made the rounds visiting legislators in the Capitol on Monday and Tuesday, bicycling was the hot topic, thanks to all of your calls and emails. […]

Missouri Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill and Fuel Tax Increase

Suddenly, and with virtually no debate, the Missouri Senate passed SB 617 last Wednesday, a sweeping tax reform bill which includes a provision that will raise the state’s fuel tax gradually from 17 cents per gallon to 23 cents over the course of three years. SB 617 would increase the state’s excise tax on fuel […]